Ink painting Solitary Plum Blossom included in the
Calligraphy and Paintings Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese
Writers exhibit at the National Art Museum of China,
which toured in Hong Kong and Macau and was organized by the
China Writers Association.
1986 Ink painting Qingyin included in the
The Painting Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Poets
organized by the Poetry Periodical.
1988 Watercolor The Same Origin presented
in the Painting Exhibition of Poets from Both Sides of
the Strait organized by the Association for Relations
Across the Taiwan Straits.
Ink painting The Day Dreaming of the Ripe Morella Rubra
and his calligraphy both displayed in the The Selected
Calligraphy and Painting of Contemporary Chinese Writers
1990 Ink painting The Late Autumn is
collected by David Bruce of the Bruce family (David K.E.
Ink painting Sunflower collected by Douglas Paal, the
head of Asian affairs at the Carnegie Foundation.
1991 Ink painting After Storm
collected by American financier John Despres.
1991-1995 Watercolor The Beauty of the Withered Lotus
was published by the Washington News in the USA, the
international edition of the China Culture Paper and
the People’s Daily.
Ink painting Li Bai Strolling collected by Marie Arana, the
then literary editor of the The Washington Post
1993 Ink painting The Mysteries of the Orient
collected by Carleton Swift, a former senior American
official responsible for Asian affairs.
His ink painting Naughty Little Bird acquired by the
Australian Ambassador to Pakistan.
1993 – solo exhibition Modern Ink and Washing Painting
Exhibition of Poet Yan Zhen in Washington.
1994 Solo exhibition Yan Zhen: The
Poet’s Dream, exhibit of eight watercolors.
Solo exhibition Yan Zhen: The Dream of the Poet.
1995 Solo exhibition The Painting Exhibition
of Yan Zhen Poet organized by the China National Art
Museum of China.
Watercolor An Unforgettable Song included in The
Selected Collection of Contemporary Chinese Painting
organized by the Ministry of Culture. National Art Museum of
Watercolor Autumn included in the Tour Exhibition of
China Poems, Calligraphy and Paintings held by the
Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute.
Calligraphy work The Lian River against the Moonlight
exhibited in The Selected Calligraphy Collection of
Original Poems Among the Nation held by CCTV at the
National Art Museum of China.
Solo exhibition in Beijing at the National Art Museum of
Watercolors The Prelude to the Spring, The Autumn
Farewell, and The Spring of the Mountain Huangshan
published in the Wen Yi Bao, China.
Watercolor painting An Unforgettable Song included in
The Selected Collection of Contemporary Chinese Painters.
Watercolor Autumn included in The Album Picture of
China Poem, Calligraphy and Paintings.
Calligraphy work Ruzipu included in Collection of
Calligraphy by Contemporary Chinese Writers.
Calligraphy Pray included in the Collection of
Calligraphy and Writings by Chinese Poets.
Watercolors An Unforgettable Song, The Spring Love,
Farewell in Autumn, and Return published in
1996 Watercolor Overlook published in
the China Art Paper.
Watercolor Mysterious Orient published in the China
Watercolor The Dream Seeker in Hometown published in
1997 Watercolor Stories in the
East published in China Writer.
Watercolors The Great Wall and The Beauty of the
Weathered Lotus published in the magazine Qing Ming.
1998 Watercolor included in Commemorating
the Return of Hong Kong art book.
Watercolor The Little Bird in the Chinese Wisteria
included in the catalogue for the Exhibition for
Commemorating 50th Anniversary of People`s
Republic of China and the Return of Macau.
Watercolor The Moon and the Night of Qingye River and
The Autumn Worship Ceremony in Old Summer Palace
published in The Novel.
Watercolor The Little Bird in the Chinese Wisteria was
exhibited in the “ Painting Exhibition for Commemorating 50th
Anniversary of the People`s Republic of China and the Return
Poems and Paintings of Poet Yan Zhen
exhibited in Canberra, Australia.
Watercolor Testament exhibited in the exhibition “
Commemorating the Return of Hong Kong”.
Watercolors The First Snow, The Late Autumn of the
North, The Discovery of the Green, Boundless,
The Dream of Poet, and The Beauty of Withered
Lotus published in Youth Digest.
2003 Work exhibited in Poet and Readers’
Meeting in Kraków, Poland.
2004 Works of Yan Zhen published by
Beijing Rongbaozhai Publishing House.
2005 Watercolors The Moonlight Kiss and
Our First Song were included in the edition
Painting of Contemporary Chinese Writers.
2006 Watercolors The Lotus Pool Against
Moonlight and The Waiting at Night published in
Ink paintings Dreams in the Past, Nowadays and
Return to the Original published in The People’s
Watercolor The New Blossom of Lotus published in
Watercolors Spring of the Yellow Mountain, The
Water and the HuiZhou Moon, Gaochang
Ruins, and The Night of Shanghai published in the
magazine Anhui Literature.
Watercolor The Night of Shanghai published in the
Che Tian Che Di.
2007 Watercolor The Fountain of Glory
included in Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition of
Contemporary Chinese Writers.
Watercolor The Upcoming Dream included in China’s
Most Famed Paintings and Calligraphy – Exhibition.
Watercolors Tonight Tonight, Unforgettable
Memories, The Beauty of the Lotus Pond in Winter,
Forever Love, Scenery in the Mirror, Window,
Dream of a Village, Village Against the Sunset,
and The Tiny Bud of Lotus published in Poetry
Watercolor The Upcoming Dream included in the
catalogue China’s Famous Paintings and Calligraphy.
2008 A three volume book of paintings
Paintings by Poet Yan Zhen.
Solo painting exhibition at the Fuller Building’s Neuhoff
Gallery, New York. Almost ten of his paintings acquired by
the Chairman of Shenzhen Development Bank.
2009 Poems and Painting exhibition in
Oil Paintings of Yan Zhen
exhibition at Coco Lan Gallery in Beijing.
2010 History and Feelings – Yan Zhen Solo
at BT Gallery of Art in Beijing.
2012 The documentary Contemporary Chinese
Painter – Yan Zhen produced by the Central New Audio
and Video Publishing House.
People’s Daily” publishes poem and the painting, both
The China Dream.
2013 large oil painting Spring Warms the
published in the People’s
Daily. In the same month the China Dream painting is
in The Australian Magazine, alongside an
2013 oil works exhibition The China
Dream at the Peking-Peking Gallery
2014 Ink works exhibition China in Ink
at the Peking-Peking Gallery in Beijing.
Sep. 15 2014
– solo exhibition China Story at the United Nations
headquarters in New York.